Free Press Journal
  • Back to life after 1,500 years in ice!

    London: In an exciting new insight into the survival of life on earth, researchers have brought back moss to life that was frozen for 1,500 years in Antarctic ice.

  • Over 1 lakh devotees attended Bannari kundam

    Erode (TN):  More than a lakh of devotees from various parts of the state and Karnataka today attended the annual ‘kundam’ (fire walking) festival of the famous Bannariamman temple in the district.

  • Eight Chinese crew missing after ships collide off Japan

    Tokyo: One Chinese crew member was in a critical condition and eight others were missing after two cargo ships collided at the mouth of Tokyo Bay early today, Japan’s coastguard said.

  • China’s home price growth slows

    Beijing: The cost of buying a home in major Chinese cities slowed in February, with fewer cities seeing month-on-month price rises, official data showed Tuesday.

  • US ‘very hopeful’ about future of ties with India

    Washington: Seeking to distance itself from US prosecutor Preet Bharara securing a re-indictment of Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade, the US state department says it’s “very hopeful about what the future holds” for India-US relationship.

  • Eat oats for better heart health, and beyond

    New York: A key morning breakfast food has just got better. The soluble fibre in oats helps lower total and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) or ‘bad’ cholesterol but scientists now say that the cardiovascular health benefits of oats goes beyond fibre.

  • India to appeal against Italian court order in chopper scam

    New Delhi:  An Italian court has barred India from encashing bank guarantees worth over Rs 2,360 crore of AgustaWestland as part of the penalties imposed on it after scrapping of the Rs 3,600 crore V VIP chopper deal.

  • Honey could help fight antibiotic resistance

    Washington: Researchers have suggested that honey could be one solution to the serious problem of bacterial resistance to antibiotics.

  • 75pc seasonal and pandemic flu sufferers have no symptoms

    Washington: Researchers have said that around 1 in 5 of the population were infected in both recent outbreaks of seasonal flu and the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic, but just 23 per cent of these infections caused symptoms.

  • Sikh children in US schools targets of hate

    Washington: More than half of Sikh children in US schools endure bullying with over two-thirds of turbaned Sikh children among its worst victims, according to a new national report. Sikh children have been punched kicked, and had their turbans ripped off by fellow students, it found.

  • Stiff fight expected in ‘Venice of the East’

    Alappuzha (Ker):  Alappuzha, the ‘Venice of the East’ famed for its backwaters and houseboats, is all set to witness an aggressive battle in the April 10 Lok Sabha polls in Kerala between Minister of state for Civil Aviation K C Venugopal of Congress and C B Chandrababu of CPI-M.